Frau Tulip, Hackescher Hof, and walking around in the Berlin Mitte

This is post #9 of our Dublin-Berlin trip in September 2018. When sitting in my house in California, planning this trip, I read lots of guidebooks, and they all emphasized the idea of "kiez" or neighborhoods, as apparently Berlin is less known for a tight list of "must-see" sights and more of, as Rick Steves'… Continue reading Frau Tulip, Hackescher Hof, and walking around in the Berlin Mitte

The Reichstag, Berlin’s Legislative Building

This is post #7 of our Dublin-Berlin trip in September 2018. The night of the Berlin Marathon, Sunday, September 16th, we visited the Dome atop the Reichstag, the building that contains the German Bundestag.  That legislative body is equivalent to our US House of Representatives.  The dome is built atop the main hall of the… Continue reading The Reichstag, Berlin’s Legislative Building

Berlin Marathon, for both the runners and us

This is post #6 of our Dublin-Berlin trip, Sunday, September 16, 2018. Okay.  In case I was wondering, I am in Germany. Bright and not-so-early, we decided to tackle Berlin for our first day.  The citrus design is from the carpet in our hotel hallways, and the rest of the sights are near our hotel… Continue reading Berlin Marathon, for both the runners and us

Goodbye Dublin, Hello Berlin

This is post #5 of our Dublin-Berlin trip in September 2018. I have a reminder that I am in a different country, whenever I pull up my phone and there is a different language on my screen. I woke up this morning thinking Happy News!  That's the last time I'll ever have to sleep in… Continue reading Goodbye Dublin, Hello Berlin